With candy hearts served by the bowlful at office parties and heart-shaped chocolate boxes adorning the windows of convenience stores everywhere, it can be easy to buy in to the Valentine’s Day theme of indulgence. But if your sweetheart favors “organic” over “decadent,” you may be looking far and wide for a suitable gift. Here are 6 ideas for sweet (but not too sweet) Valentine's Day offerings:
It shouldn’t be too hard to find an organic wine in your sweetheart’s favorite varietal. Vineyards everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon and pumping out bottle after bottle made with no pesticides or preservatives. If your honey is a wine lover, make sure to pick up a bottle to pair with your romantic (organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO) Valentine’s Day dinner.
An eco-friendly twist on the traditional V-day flowers, potted plants like bamboo, orchids and succulents are a unique way to bring some beauty into your sweetheart’s space. They’re beautiful, relatively low-maintenance, and they help oxygen circulate indoors, allowing your beloved to breathe deeper and easier. It’s the perfect gift for a budding romance.
If you tend to scoff at alternative chocolate, think again! Surprisingly, even if your non-dairy treat is made with dates and cacao instead of milk and sugar, it can still be just as delicious as traditional chocolate. Pick up a box of organic vegan treats at your local health food store and give your sweetheart the gift of a guilt-free V-day cheat day.